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British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

Incident reports received by the BHPA are available in summary form on this page. If you're looking for reports of formal investigations undertaken in the case of a serious incident, please visit our Incident Reports (formal investigations) page.

Incident reports are available in summary form for the following wing types:

Incident reports for all wing types are displayed below in summary form.

The BHPA incident reports database is fully searchable. To refine your search you can specify a particular wing type and select "or" or "and". For example, if you want to search for paraglider incidents at Hay Bluff, for best search results select paraglider from the drop down list and the "and" option.

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If available, total hours flown and hours flown in the previous six months are included below, with the latter displayed in brackets.

There are 3138 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
07.05.2018 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
18 years
300 hours
(15 hours)

Brecon Beacons,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Light Turbulence,
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot accidentally flew into leeside of hill. Glider collapsed and entered spiral dive. Pilot recovered glider but with large cravat. On approaching ground level glider was hit by gust and pilot landed heavily.

Minor Injuries
07.05.2018 Male

Age:
53



Northborough,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Paramania
GTX

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
Techno-Fly Octagon,
Nitro
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paramotor pilot.

Fatal
07.05.2018 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
12 hours
(5 hours)

Darley moor,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo pwr

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
Miniplane
Upon take-off, reserve parachute situated underneath harness seat deployed acting as ground anchor and air brake. Pilot was pulled backwards by initial braking and glider stalled. Pilot walked away with slight bruising. Although reserve appeared in tact before take-off, pilot did not check pins.

Minor Injuries,
Feet, Legs

06.05.2018 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
36 years
750 hours
(30 hours)

Nont sarahs,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Artik 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot hit heavy sink while ridge soaring and crashed onto rocky slope.

Seriously Injured,
Head Injuries

05.05.2018 Male

Age:
35

Flying Experience:
15 years

UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Freeride

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was flying low approx 8.30pm towards setting sun and taking care looking for obstacles. Did not see low level power line and collided with the cables.

Seriously Injured
05.05.2018 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
18 years
130 hours
(25 hours)

Whitewool,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Uturn
Blacklight 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot encountered sink while attempting to slope land and landed heavily.

Minor Injuries,
Lumbar Spine

05.05.2018 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
24 years
2000 hours

Fairsnape Fell,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Escape
S21

Launch Type:
Foot
The wind dropped while pilot was ridge soaring downwind. Pilot came down fast on area of stones.

Minor Injuries,
Feet, Legs

05.05.2018 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
12 years
40 hours

Windbank,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-25 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took of with a full riser twist but was able to untwist and get into pod. On attempting to turn back into wind the pilot applied excessive control and spun the glider.

Seriously Injured
05.05.2018 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot parascending tow

Flying Experience:
28 years

South Cerney,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Other

Wing:
Eiffe
Classic

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot allowed glider to overfly him on tow launch and was dragged onto shoulder. Tow was aborted by driver.

Minor Injuries,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

04.05.2018 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Unqualified

Flying Experience:
6 years

Aldbrough,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:,
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Synthesis 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot stalled glider after engine cut out on practise approach.

Minor Injuries
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Last updated: 13 April 2024

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